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How to measure for curtains ?

Get your curtain's size step by step with curtarra!

Step 1: Measure your window.

Install the rod or track at a suitable height, we recommend that the rod should be as close to the ceiling as possible. And it should extend at both ends about 6-15 inches from the window frame to keep light out and allow space for the curtains to open.

Step 2: The width of the curtain should be.

                     For Grommet Top/ Rod Pocket

                             Width of per panel = Rod/track width / Number of panel x Fullness.

                     For Pinch Pleat – Double/ Triple

                             Width of per panel = Rod/track width / Number of panel.

                    If there is no rod or track, then: Rod/track width = Window width + 6" to 15" on each side.

Step 3: The length of the curtain should be.

                     For Grommet Top/ Rod Pocket

                             Length of per panel = 1.2in + Top of the rod to where you want the curtain to finish + Bottom.

                     For Pinch Pleat – Double/ Triple

                             Length of per panel = Where you’d like the curtain top to be to floor distance + Bottom.




Something need to be considered when calculating the final size of per panel.

What will happen if the size over the max limit?

Most of our designs are solid and cross-pattern fabric. The width of most fabric rolls is 104 inches.

We can make curtains without seams if your curtain length is below 104inches. The fabric roll width is curtain length.

However, the vertical stripes/patterns will become horizontal stripes/patterns if the curtain length is over 104inches.

The fabric roll width is curtain width(the width should smaller than 104inches).

If both the width and the length are over 104inches, in order to meet the size, curtains will come with seams.






Panel Type

You may order your drapery as Single Panels or in a Pair(Split Panel).


Split Panel - 1 Left 1 Right:

Two equal panels (1 left, 1 right), the total width coverage you specify will be automatically divided in 2.

Single Left Panel:

One individual panel of fabric open to the left.made to cover an entire span or as a decorative stationary panel.

Single Right Panel:

One individual panel of fabric open to the right.made to cover an entire span or as a decorative stationary panel.

Bottom

Bottom (Puddling) refers to an amount of extra drapery length that is spilled or “puddled” onto the floor.

We only recommend puddling for decorative drapes. If your drapes are going to be opened and closed regularly puddling is not recommended as the bottom of the draperies will get dirty very quickly.


Reduce 1/2": 1/2" above the floor, avoid drapes touching the floor. If you would like to have straight curtains,this is the best option.

No Puddle: Just slightly reach to the floor. It is hard to make right but it creates a custom-made classic and tailored look.

1" Puddle: Also called a break or “trouser” break. 1" puddling provides a clean look where the draperies just rest on the floor.

2"-4" Puddle: The most popular puddle today. The drapes have adequate length to spill nicely onto the floor but still not a large puddle.

6"-8" Puddle: A true puddle. There is enough extra length to fan the draperies out onto the floor.

Fullness

Curtains can be flat or they can have fullness. Fullness is the amount of fabric that is used to cover the width of your curtain track or pole. Fullness provides a drape with a richer look and more light and sound absorption.


2.5X fullness: For a rich pleat looking, 2.5X fullness have a luxury look.

2.0X fullness: For a nice pleat looking and proper use, 2X fullness is highly recommended.

1.8X fullness: For a large window, 1.8X fullness may have a flat look. This is the minimum fullness required for the pinch pleated header.

1.5X fullness: For a large window, 1.5X fullness may have a flat look.If you’re hanging curtains just to frame a window and don’t intend to shut them, you can choose 1.5X fullness.


Fullness is the amount of fabric covering the area, for example,

Use a 42-inch wide panel to cover the 42-inch area, which is 1X fullness, and the curtains are flat, not wave/pleat looking.

Use an 84-inch wide panel to cover the 42-inch area, which is 2X fullness, and the curtains will have a beautiful wave/pleat appearance.

For the top of the grommet, we recommend using 2Xfullness and at least using 1.5Xfullness, because the grommet will make the coverage area narrower than the curtain width.


Stack Back

Stack back is the amount of space the curtains occupy when in the fully open position.


For ONE PANEL : With a panel width of 1 Inches in Grommet or Rod Pocket style,the stack back is roughly 0.13 inches.

Please note that the calculation of the stack back width is only an estimate, stack back can fluctuate depends on factors such as puddling, fabrics, lining options, curtain rods, brackets, and rings.